How JobTraQ Puts the “C for Control” into DMAIC & Process Improvement

Lean Six Sigma’s DMAIC – Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and finally Control – I was recently at the PEX Exchange event held at Pinehurst, NC, and was able to meet more process professionals from major Fortune 100 & 500 companies than you could shake a stick at. There were several common issues and themes which repeatedly emerged during my conversations and meetings with PEX professionals. One of the most notable issues was the shared experience of going through a process improvement project only to return later to find there has been degradation from the proposed solution, or even outright fallback... Read More »

Webinar: Empowering the Citizen Developer – Lean BPM Demonstration

Please register for JobTraQ Lean BPM Demonstration – Empowering the Citizen Developer on May 25, 2016 12:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1229502864025254658 BPM software is hard to define because it is the glue that binds business processes together, wherever those processes are operating; HR, finance, legal, operations, marketing, manufacturing, head office admin, and more. BPM is also universally applicable irrespective of the sector your business operates in too – energy, banking, insurance, media, oil & gas, law, fund management, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, real estate & construction, logistics, technology, automotive, retail, government, and so on. JobTraQ is specifically designed to manage business processes... Read More »

Is Six Sigma Taking Too Much of Your Time?

Process Development using Six Sigma is too slow for an organization to respond to changing conditions Six Sigma implementations have helped save many business’ time and money overall, but as the process ages its benefit is reduced. Beyond initial implementation, process development in Six Sigma frequently takes more time than it is worth. The average amount of time to see Six Sigma changes have an actual effect on your organization is at least 4 months, according to Dushyant Thatte, and many have claimed higher lengths than that (Thatte agrees that the majority of the benefits don’t materialize until closer to... Read More »

Lean BPM Delivers Continuous Improvement and Agile Process Management

JobTraQ Empowers the Citizen Developer and Reduces the Burden on IT Lean methodology looks to eliminate all waste from business activities, originally developed as a software development methodology, it has quickly gained wider application in the business world. Business Process Management (BPM) looks to gain control and visibility into business activities, viewing them as processes comprising workflows and constituent tasks which need to be followed and completed to deliver final value. Traditional BPM solutions have proven to be unwieldy and very expensive, fitting only the budgets of large enterprises with the money and resources to deploy them, and more importantly,... Read More »

Job Management Software Streamlines Work & Increases Performance

Do you rely on job management tools such as memory, Post-It notes or a whiteboard? Does this sound like your work experience right now – you run the various tasks and jobs associated with your workflows using a variety of ‘reminder’ tools – a whiteboard, Post-It notes, emails, spreadsheets/Excel, and the memory capacity of yourself and your team. How often do you miss vital work items that need to get done to meet a delivery deadline? How frequently do you have people wandering around trying to find work documentation they need to continue with a task? Don’t you wish you... Read More »

Getting the Most out of a Workflow Management System

Using the right Workflow Management Systems (WMS) is absolutely critical to the success of your business. Sadly, many implementations of WMS’ have resulted in significant adverse effects upon the business itself, and what is even more frustrating is that these have been wholly avoidable. One major warning sign of a failed WMS deployment is that as soon as there is an issue, the entire company’s workflows grind to a halt. To avoid the pitfalls of deploying a WMS, you need to ensure the system will automate recurring tasks and processes, automatically follow-up and create alerts for unfinished tasks, and finally,... Read More »

Enterprise Task Management for the Mid-Sized Business

Lean BPM Brings Enterprise Task Management to the Mid-Market Enterprise task management solutions ensure that the constituent work items (tasks) associated with workflows and business processes are carried out on time in order to ensure orderly and efficient flow of work through a business process. The business process may be a production line manufacturing physical products, a service company’s routine for carrying out client service and routine care, or a non-operational part of the business, such as accounting pulling the accounts and business reports together. The major issue for mid-range businesses has been that enterprise task management is usually out... Read More »

JobTraQ Makes CIO Reviews Top 20 BPM Solution Providers

JobTraQ joins Appian & K2 in Top 20 BPM Solution Providers CIO Review magazine announces the Top 20 Most Promising BPM Solution Providers and Swift Software’s JobTraQ makes the list. This comes hot on the heels of last week’s award from Manufacturing Tech Insights Top 10 Lean Manufacturing Solution provider. JobTraQ is the pioneer of Lean BPM delivering BPM functionality directly into the hands of business people who need it – operations staff, team leaders, business analysts – without the need for specialist coding skills, and without pouring your business into a strait jacket. As one customer said last week,... Read More »

Fully Automated Active Directory Sync with JobTraQ Lean BPM

Josh Clark is a software engineer and a member of the Professional Services team tasked with training, deployment and managing customer system integrations. He has extensive experience on integrating JobTraQ with Active Directory. Active Directory, in addition to all the other things it can do, is primarily used as the authoritative source for an organizations network logins. JobTraQ, like Active Directory, contains a list of accounts with specific permissions and logins for each user. JobTraQ has the ability to directly integrate with Active Directory for user logins straight out of the box. However, JobTraQ does not update any information on... Read More »

Enhanced Communication with BPM – Unified Retail Management System

Matt Rodenbaugh and the Professional Services team helped a client deploy JobTraQ as a global, retail management solution. One of the major benefits realized by the customer was how JobTraQ provided for two-way communication between retail locations around the globe and their Head Office in the United States. One of the most important and key factors for a retail company to be successful is communication. Specifically, communication between the various retail locations and stores, and the Corporate management team. Sites need to be able to communicate special orders and frustrated freight to Head Office. Corporate needs to communicate price changes,... Read More »


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